Lafarge Zim and CBMI sign a contract for grinding plant

Lafarge Zimbabwe, a LafargeHolcim subsidiary, and CBMI, a China National Building Materials (CNBM) subsidiary, have announced the signing of a contract for the establishment of a 0.7Mt/yr-capacity grinding plant at the 0.5Mt/yr Manresa cement plant in Harare.

CBMI executive director and general manager Tong Laigou said that, when completed, the plant “will significantly increase the market occupation rate, competition and influence power of Lafarge Zimbabwe, and will also ease the cement supply tension in the country.”

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe

  • Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe is a member of LafargeHolcim
  • The company is situated on Arcturus Road in Manresa, where its plant and sales are also located
  • Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe has a capacity of 450,000t per annum
  • Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe offers 3 brands of cement- Masonry, Portland and Supaset
  • The company is the only diversified cement company in the country, also producing dry mortar mix products and aggregates 
  • The CEO for Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe is Precious Nyika

Key facts and figures about LafargeHolcim

  • Founded in 2015, following a merger of Lafarge and Holcim, Lafargeholcim boasts 100,000 employees across 80 countries
  • CHF 29.5 bn in net sales
  • 374.0 mt of installed capacity worldwide
  • More than 2,500 plants (including over 1,600 in ready mix concrete, over 600 in aggregates, over 180 in cement, and 70 grinding plants)
  • Our solutions and services: cement, concrete, and aggregate solutions for the following businesses: buildings, infrastructure, distribution, oil and gas, affordable housing, and construction systems
  • The Group CEO is Jan Jenisch 

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